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John Barnhill

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John Barnhill, Tennessee A&I

John Barnhill of Tennessee A. & I. was the point guard of the NAIA National Championships teams in 1957, 1958 and 1959, and was named to the All-Tournament teams in 1958 & 1959.  The 1957 team was the first all African American team to win a major American basketball tournament. He was a three-time All-American (’57,’58,’59).  He scored 1,253 career points, second behind All-American Dick Barnett.  He’s a member of the NAIA’s 50th & 75th Anniversary Teams.

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